Northern South Island

This area is described as follows: The area covered by the Canterbury Regional Council, West Coast Regional Council, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and Marlborough District Council, but excluding the area covered by the Waitaki District Council.

Branch Chairperson - John Mackie | e:

These meetings are highly valuable – and have been described as free mini-conferences!  Please extend this learning and networking opportunity to your younger team members.  Bring them along to broaden and deepen their sector connections, meet industry peers, learn something new and even have the opportunity to present at future sessions.  Together let's build the next generation of public works professionals.


Next Northern South Island Branch meeting - Friday 18th August 2017.

with International Guest Speaker, Evan Pratt. RSVP now to secure your place!

The Branch Chair, John Mackie, warmly invites you to attend the next branch meeting on:

Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Host: Christchurch City Council
Sponsor: Citycare
Tait Technology Centre, Wooldridge Road, Christchurch
Cost: Free (includes morning tea and lunch)

Agenda - Friday 18th August

9:30 – 10.00am: Meet and greet with morning tea
10.00 – 10.05am:
Official Welcome
10.05 – 10.20am: IPWEA Branch Update – John Mackie
10.20 – 12.30pm: Presentations


  • Requirements for infiltrating rainwater on land development in USA
    Evan Pratt, International guest speaker, Water Resources Commissioner and Director of Public Works at Ann Abor Michigan, USA
  • Findings - OZ Water 2017
    Bridget O’Brien, Christchurch City Council
  • Digital Temperature Sensing – Chasing I & I
    Hugh Blake-Manson, City Care
  • Tait Communications presentation

12.30 – 13.00pm: Lunch
13.00 – 14.00pm Site visit – Tait Communications, production facility

Please RSVP by email at




Download minutes from the Branch meeting held on 07 April 2017

Download minutes from the Branch meeting held on 25 November 2016

Presentations from meeting held on August 2016

Presentations from meeting held on 21 November 
South Mid Canterbury Road Services
Pleasant Point Oxidation Ponds Overflow

Minutes for meeting held on Friday 22 August 2014, click here

Minutes for meeting held on Friday 28 march click here
Presentation - Amberley Water supply strategy- Stuart Sandy, Bryn Larson
Presentation - Best Practice AMP working group - Janice Brass
Presentation - The UK Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme - Matthew Lugg